A Question about Lust?

I know believers are told not to lust.

But how is attraction possible..without lusting?

9 Answers

  • Yoda
    Lv 6
    8 months ago
    Favourite answer

    Lust is a natural reaction.

    It is not lust which is vilified; rather, it is psychological reaction to lust which is castigated.

    When you form desire psychologically based upon memories of feelings of lust, this creates wanting, which is vanity.

    It is ironic today that many Christians are ignorant about this. They hate lust but do not bat an eye lid about imagining the future. Wanting is scheming to get something motivated by x, y, or z. What is said to be sinful is scheming to get your neighbours wife due to thoughts arising from lust. It is not a sin to lust as these lust arises subconsciously.

  • 8 months ago

    Lust has primarily, a purely shallow, selfish motivation, with little or no concern for the other person. Love needs not be part of the "lust" equation, at all. Love is desiring the "highest good" for another, even if a certain amount of discipline, self-sacrifice and self control is required. Love, essentially satisfies all of God's Commandments. Lust doesn't.

    Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
  • 8 months ago

    Attraction helps you appreciate beauty.

    Lust makes you wish you were in bed with someone.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    That seems very evil.

    Real beauty is being friendly. Not going after devil wanting things. Lust and sex Not needed at all! 

    Parents and children have LOVE without LUST.  

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Desire does not have to be lustful. Lust has to do with sexual activity. You can look at a person of the opposite sex and find them desirable without lusting after them.

  • 8 months ago

    Attraction is an instinct, lust is an action. If you see someone and think 'they look good', that is attraction. If you stare at that person's most attractive parts and fantasise about using their body for your pleasure, when you have no right to to do so, that is lust.

    A pure love would be wanting to serve another person and give yourself to them. An imperfect love would be wanting to possess another person for self-centred reasons.

  • Misty
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Attraction is good, and necessary. 

    Lust is looking at another person as an object to be used in your fantasies, as a means of sexual satisfaction. 

    If you are attracted to someone, see that as normal, but don't allow your mind to dwell on sexual fantasies regarding that person.

  • 8 months ago

    Its possible - I've lusted before and I've liked people without lusting after them - when its not lust - its a romantic thing and emotional thing and mental thing and not a bodily thing

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Lust is objectification of another person. Attraction is not.

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